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It's fascinating to read old meta on shows I watched a long time ago or in isolation from other viewers/fandom. Particularly Angel because I've loved the show for a decade or so but I wasn't involved in fandom when it originally aired and for some reason I never bothered to look up meta after I was-- until now. Angel exists in a special, happy place for me, so it was really jarring for me to come upon some really caustic, take-the-bitch-apart meta. Not in a "how DARE you talk about my baby that way" kinda way, but in a "what the heck are you talking about/I never saw that/where is this coming from" kinda way.

Lesson learned: Watching a show in isolation, without outside input, or in one go through a complete series can greatly alter how you view said show compared to if you watch it one week at a time and participate in its fandom. For instance, I watched BSG all the way through in one go, so I never had time to sift through the epic mythology of the show or to form my own opinions about it while waiting years for the big reveals. But I just read some meta from people who did and, whoa (surprise), were they pissed at the series finale (which I thought was gorgeous). The same goes for Heroes. I zipped right through S1 with no expectations and loved it without seeing the issues I read about later in meta. For instance, isolated as I was from fandom, I had no idea that people were expecting a huge, epic Peter vs. Sylar fight in the S1 finale. How disappointed they were. And look at how bitter I am now (though not about that)!

Final conclusion: Fandom creates a sense of entitlement, and giving fans time to stew in their own creative juices and inputs to the story/mythology is just asking for trouble. Don't give the fans time to think! Wait, that isn't news? Oh, never mind.

During all this meta surfing, I came to another startling conclusion: I don't think I actually like Spike. GASP. )
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Andy Hallet, the fabulously green Lorne of Angel has died.

I wish I had an Angel icon capable of expressing oceans of woe. I'll never be able to watch Angel episodes again without feeling this sadness. It's Glenn Quinn all over again. :(
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OMG, Emmys. I want pictures of David Boreanez and Julie Benz together on the red carpet.

Pictures with their son Vincent Karthesier, who must be there somewhere for Mad Men. Oh, and if Wesley and Willow are wandering around for How I Met Your Mother, throw them in, too! I saw Nathan Fillion on the red carpet, so throw him in, too, if you want for one big Whedonesque orgy!

I wants these pictures nooooow. Angelus and Darla on the red carpet FTW!
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I don't know why I thought that the Angel comic continuation, After the Fall, was still awaiting release. Apparently, I'm a moron, and they're already three episodes in. Go figure.

Spoilers, Spoilers, OMG Spoilers... )

So, my consensus is that this project just should not be. The last episode of Season 5 should be the last stop. No more. It took me years to be okay with that ambiguous ending, so I'm gonna stick with that as far as my "canon" goes.
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Since everyone else is doing it...

The character pairings meme...

In which we discuss HP, QaF, Bleach, Naruto, FFVII, Angel, and Avatar... And what I like and dislike about the individual ships... )


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